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Should I remove CinemaNow Media Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,709
United States Rank #639
Reach 0.3964%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.05 days
414.44 days >
Average installed length: 217.76 days


VersionDistribution 81.13% 4.08% 0.13% 0.01% 0.05% 12.48% 1.64% 0.06% 0.08% 0.01% 0.18% 0.10% 0.04%

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CinemaNow Media Manager

What is CinemaNow Media Manager?

CinemaNow Media Manager software, also called CNMM , is installed onto your PC from the HP MediaSmart Installation CD. This software controls the queuing, downloading, and viewing of movies and other videos from CinemaNow.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is CinemaNowSvc.exe. The software installer includes 74 files and is usually about 11.27 MB (11,817,955 bytes). Update.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cinemanow.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CinemaNow\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{6C122441-1861-4CD7-B1C5-A163A6984E12}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.27 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CinemaNow Media Manager

Program executable:CinemaNowSvc.exe
Name:CinemaNow Service Application
Signed by:Sonic Solutions
Path:C:\Program Files\CinemaNow\CinemaNow Media Manager\CinemaNowSvc.exe
CinemaNow is an Internet-based digital video distribution application. CinemaNow video is generally encoded in VC-1 at 700 to 2500 kbit/s. H.264 and MPEG-2 encoding is also used for certain playback devices. CinemaNow primarily employs...
Additional files:
  • cinemanowcontrol.dll - CinemaNow Media Manager ActiveX (CinemaNow Media Manager Control)
  • CinemaNowPreview.dll - CinemaNow Flux Preview Control
  • cinemanowsvc.exe - CinemaNow Service Application
  • cnproghelper.dll - Media Manager CNProgHelper (CNProgHelper)
  • CinemaNowMozilla.dll - CinemaNow Mozilla Plugin
  • cinemanowupdatecontrol.dll - CinemaNow Update Control (CinemaNowUpdateControl)
  • cndevsynch.dll - Media Manager CNDevSynch (CNDevSynch)
  • updatelauncher.exe - CinemaNow UpdateLauncher (UpdateLauncher)
  • cinemanowshell.exe - CinemaNow Media Manager
  • Mmgr_Install.exe - Setup Launcher
  • Update.exe
  • roxioplugin.dll - CinemaNow Roxio Plugin (Roxio Plugin)
  • cnupdater.exe - CNUpdater Application (CNUpdater)
  • downloadmgr.dll - CinemaNow DownloadMgr (DownloadMgr)
  • indivdrm.exe - CinemaNow IndivDRM (IndivDRM)
  • cinemanowutils.dll - CinemaNow Utils
  • download.dll
  • venuetray.exe - Venue Tray (Venue Tray App)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • CinemaNowSvc.exe runs as a service named 'CinemaNow Service' (CinemaNow Service).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • cinemanowshell.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CinemaNowMediaManagerApp' which loads as C:\Program Files\CinemaNow\CinemaNow Media Manager\CinemaNowShell.exe -start.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • CinemaNowShell.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\CinemaNow\CinemaNow Media Manager\CinemaNowShell.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:6.16 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0011773409%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00045849%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00071885%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,581,794
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:8.3 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove CinemaNow Media Manager?

You can uninstall CinemaNow Media Manager from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CinemaNow Media Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove CinemaNow Media Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.92%
Windows 10 8.88%
Windows Vista 1.20%
Windows XP 1.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 81.11%
Windows 10 Home 6.24%
Windows 7 Professional 4.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.65%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.95%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.90% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.90%
  Canada 0.79%
  Mexico 0.16%
  PR 0.15%
  United Kingdom 0.13%
  Brazil 0.13%
  Germany 0.11%
  India 0.09%
  France 0.08%
  Israel 0.08%
  Australia 0.07%
  Colombia 0.07%
  Argentina 0.07%
  Philippines 0.07%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 94.46%
Dell 3.78%
ASUS 0.87%
Toshiba 0.35%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 9.79%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.09%
HP G62 Notebook PC 8.64%
HP G72 Notebook PC 7.70%
HP Pavilion dm4 Notebook ... 5.82%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 4.74%


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